On This Day

What Happened on June 25

Important Events

  • 1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • 1950 North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War
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Jun 25 in Film & TV

  • 1967 First global satellite television programme "Our World" broadcast featuring 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need is Love"

Jun 25 in Music

Jun 25 in Sport

  • 1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon, beating Elna Reinach of South Africa 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round

Did You Know?

First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco

On June 25, 1978

Would You Believe?

Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop

On June 25, 1630

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
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